Saturday, July 20, 2024

Paris Olympics Hockey: ‘It’s about being able to land a blow and when to put the gloves up’

The next major port of call for Great Britain’s players will be the email delivered in their inboxes on Sunday when they find out the make-up of the 16-strong Paris Olympics squad.

The GB Hockey way has historically been the dreaded digital letter, while a call will be placed to players who have been out of the squad for some time or on the fringes. There are other ways. Take Germany women’s coach Valentin Altenburg, who delivered the news to his squad in the changing rooms soon after his side had lost to China on Wednesday.

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  1. GBR had seven PCs in the last game, all of which once again were easily repelled. The conversion rate overall is well below what’s needed to be consistently competitive. Until a top class PC specialist is found/developed or some effective variations introduced, the team will always struggle to beat the top teams.

    Am surprised that Revington and his coaching team, who’ve done a pretty good job otherwise in raising performance standards, haven’t done more to sort out this longstanding issue.


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